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Address: Kansas City, MO 64108
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Historic district of Kansas City filled with renovated buildings, museums...

Historic district of Kansas City filled with renovated buildings, museums and a performing arts center.

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Very interesting historic district

The 18th and Vine district has been undergoing a restoration. It is looking good. In the building that houses the Negro League Museum and the American Jazz Museum has a very nice... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Robert S
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Lawrence, Kansas
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Lawrence, Kansas
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428 reviews
226 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The 18th and Vine district has been undergoing a restoration. It is looking good. In the building that houses the Negro League Museum and the American Jazz Museum has a very nice free display and film explaining the history of this district, which mirrors African-American neighborhood development all over the country. Outside you have the famous Gem Theatre and the... More 

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North Liberty
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172 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Our family visited the 18th and Vine District while on vacation and truly enjoyed our experience! We would recommend it!

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

Can't wait to see where this neighborhood is in a fee years so many great groups working hard to restore it. So much fun and not overly popular yet. Must see.

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Olathe, Kansas
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102 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This a wonderful area refurbished so all should come and enjoy. Many attractions including Jazz Hall of Fame and Negro Players Hall of Fame. The area has some very nice retro bars and restaurants. Come and experience some of what Kansas City was and now is.

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1 Thank JamHam
Kansas City
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Be sure to check out the Jazz (and Negro Leagues Baseball) Museums. This is the 18th and Vine area made famous in the "Goin' to Kansas City" song

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1 Thank AndyKansasCity
Lakeland, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 326 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Historically interesting area of Kansas City, primarily focusing on jazz music. During the day a walk up and down the block offers a few choices for lunch, the American Jazz Museum, and the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum (housed in the same building.) Beautiful murals in the neighborhood depict various aspects of African-American history. At night there's usually something going on... More 

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Thank AdventureLass
Boston,MA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This was a up and coming community that diminished and now Kansas city is revitalizing it. Its colorful and fun with plenty of things to do. You can park and walk and there's no limit to the neat things that you'll find on this short walk. Really awesome.

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1 Thank BostonBabeBoston_MA
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28 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014 via mobile

Don't go here during the day! We wouldn't get out of the car! We heard more things are going on during the evening. We thought it sounded pretty good, but left very disappointed.

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Thank lovescolorado1
Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013 via mobile

The only bad thing I have to say about this festival was that they didnt serve Ribs this year. Other than that we were thrilled to listen to Bobby Lyle, Pieces of a Dream, Maysa, and Con Funk Shun. The food in the VIP section was superb and plentiful. Great vendors selling really unique items as well as all types... More 

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Islip, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Great museum....full of history... Recommended to any jazz buff. Several displays of Charlie Parker, Lou Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald and many more. Attached to the Blue Room. Great Jazz music on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and maybe Sunday.

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